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Commercial Vandalism

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, there are times when businesses get broken into and vandalized. It’s just a sad part of reality and it makes us distrustful of others. In times like this, it’s important to know that there are companies out there like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County who you can trust and who offer professional commercial services in addition to their fire and water damage services.

Rochester is our home and for many of us it holds a place in our heart. Tragically, Rochester boasts a notorious reputation for extremely high crime per capita. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County hears too many stories of local businesses being broken into and damaged by intruders. For this reason it is of upmost importance for SERVPRO of SW Monroe County to be available 24/7, to lend our support to the victims of vandalism. While the first step should be to alert the local authorities, as soon as your property is cleared to be cleaned, lean on a company like SERVPRO of SW Monroe County for support. They are professionals in commercial service cleanings and hold rigorous standards for the work they complete.

In an optimal world, there would be no crime and no need for services to correct damages to your local business. In the unfortunate event that your business is a victim of vandalism, contact a tried and true company like SERVPRO of SW Monroe Count to employ their professional commercial services. If you have any questions, please call at (585) 247-9090, visit their website, add them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

House Fire Aftermath

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Is restoration possible after a fire blazes through your property causing fire damages? If you live in and around Rochester, NY, thanks to the innovative and proven strategies available from SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, fire damage repair is not only possible, it’s available right when you need it.

When a fire strikes, firefighters use water to calm the fire. This leaves you facing both water damage and fire damage. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County can handle both of these issues. They will work quickly to stop damage as soon as possible. An assessment of the damage is completed, and to prevent any further need for repairs, tarps are installed when necessary. If signs of water are detected, water excavation services are completed right away using specialized tools. Next, their trained technicians move on to eradicate any signs of smoke, soot, or other fire damages from all the surfaces in the home.

When you hire SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, you can count on:

  • Fast Response Times: The company promises to respond immediately to your emergencies. The sooner a professional responds, the faster damages can be contained. This is why SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers 24/7 services.
  • Certified Technicians: Their team of trained specialists include Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (SRT). Their experts can also tackle carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more.
  • Their Approach: The company prides itself in a restore vs. replace mentality, which can save you money in the long run. This approach also allows you to keep sentimental pieces.

For more information on the fire restoration services offered by SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, visit them online or call (585) 247-9090 for emergency fire damage repair.

Storm Damage Tips!

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

With storm season swiftly approaching New York, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County has been emphasizing the importance of emergency storm preparedness. As the Rochester, NY, area’s leading storm damage restoration experts, they are very familiar with the risks posed by storms, including the best ways to prepare for them. Here, they focus on the benefits of having a backup generator.

5 Benefits of Having a Backup Generator During a Storm

1. Don’t Get Stuck in the Dark

A backup generator, especially a standby generator that automatically kicks in during power failures, will ensure your home stays well-lit. Without having to rely on flashlights or candles, your family will be able to go about their business without getting stuck in the dark.

2. Remain Comfortable

Without adequate power, you won’t be able to use heating or air conditioning, which can be devastating if temperatures are extreme. If the power goes out this winter, for example, a generator will allow you to stay warm until regular power is restored.

3. Food Won’t Spoil

If a power outage lasts more than a few days, refrigerated food can easily spoil. But with a backup generator in place, your food will last longer, and you won’t have to rely on dry goods or eating out.

4. Maintain Communications

Storm damage restoration experts will agree that it’s vital to have radio contact — and even better to have internet and television access, too. This will allow you to stay apprised of weather updates and to reach out for help in case of emergency.

5. Control Flooding

Having a backup generator is especially helpful for preventing your basement from flooding. If you have a sump pump, devise a plan for how it can continue working, even during a power outage. This will save you a lot on emergency water damage repair costs.


If you live near Rochester, NY, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County hopes you’ll turn to them in the event you ever need storm damage restoration services. Just call (585) 247-9090 to make an inquiry. They have extensive experience in water and fire restoration, as well as other cleanup services, and take pride in helping people get their lives back to normal. For more storm damage restoration information, please visit their website.

How you can PREVENT storm damage!

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, as homeowners you don’t get to choose when a storm moves into your area — but you can be ready if it does. Because of this, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County in Rochester, NY, specializes in fast, affordable, and efficient storm damage restoration services. Below, they’ve compiled a few tips to help reduce and prevent severe storm damage from impacting your home.

3 Ways to Minimize the Need for Storm Damage Restoration Services

1. Regularly Inspect Your Roof

Checking whether any shingles have blown off of your roof or if there are any minor leaks and repairing such problems immediately will help you avoid serious structural damages when extreme weather sets in. If you find your home has suffered extensive storm damage, it may be necessary to invest in the services of a water damage restoration professional like the experts from SERVPRO of SW Monroe County due to rain leaking through the roof.

2. Trim Dead Wood

No matter what time of the year, hard winds or heavy rain and snowfall can easily snap dead limbs, branches, or trees surrounding your home and cause storm damages. Because of this, the professionals from SERVPRO of SW Monroe County recommend regularly trimming dead wood and branches on your property. Doing so will help keep you safe and minimize storm damage to your home should a storm set in.

3. Consider Storm Windows

One way to help minimize the need for storm damage restoration is by investing in high-quality storm windows or hurricane shutters. Such investments will help prevent leaks and other storm damage by protecting the glass of your windows and adding an extra layer against the wind and rain.

For more tips on how to avoid the need for costly storm damage restoration services, contact the professionals from SERVPRO of SW Monroe County at (585) 247-9090. They also specialize in carpet cleaning and mold remediation, so visit them online for a complete list of services. You can also connect with their team on Facebook.

We can help save your house and belongings!

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Is restoration possible after a fire blazes through your property? If you live in and around Rochester, NY, thanks to the innovative and proven strategies available from SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, fire damage repair is not only possible, it’s available right when you need it.

When a fire strikes, firefighters use water to calm the fire. This leaves you facing both water damage and fire damage. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County can handle both of these issues. They will work quickly to stop damage as soon as possible. An assessment of the damage is completed, and to prevent any further need for repairs, tarps are installed when necessary. If signs of water are detected, water excavation services are completed right away using specialized tools. Next, their trained technicians move on to eradicate any signs of smoke or soot from all the surfaces in the home.

When you hire SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, you can count on:

  • Fast Response Times: The company promises to respond immediately to your fire damage emergencies. The sooner a professional responds, the faster fire damages can be contained.
  • Certified Technicians: Their team of trained specialists include Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) and Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (SRT). Their experts can also tackle carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more.
  • Their Approach: The company prides itself in a restore vs. replace mentality, which can save you money in the long run. This approach also allows you to keep sentimental pieces.

For more information on the fire restoration services offered by SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, visit them online or call (585) 723-1990 for emergency fire damage repair.

How to get a breathe of FRESH Air in your office!

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of SW Monroe County is known for fire damage repair and water damage restoration, but you don’t have to wait for disaster to strike to contact them. SERVPRO cleaning services and other commercial services erase the messes of everyday living to keep your office safe and clean.

Everyone in your office will breathe more easily after SERVPRO professionally cleans your carpets, upholstery, and air ducts. Dust and dirt collected in the air and fabrics in your office can aggravate allergies and trap odors. Regular commercial service cleanings extend the life of your carpets and your HVAC system, saving you money in the long term.

If you operate a business, you are responsible for the daily health and safety of your employees. That means providing a clean work environment. From regular maintenance like air duct and carpet cleaning to bigger issues like moisture problems, vandalism, or biohazard cleanup, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County can help with the commercial services they offer. You can expect professional commercial service for your office building, hotel, restaurant, or virtually any other business, providing the best impression to your clients with minimal disruption to their service.

SERVPRO technicians aren’t just another cleaning crew. The staff adheres to Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards to ensure that you receive the most qualified commercial service possible. SERVPRO technician certifications include Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) for mold and sewage remediation and SCI/SPI/SEN Carpet Inspector certification.

Don’t forget that while they are happy to help with regular commercial services, SERVPRO also offers 24-hour emergency service in the unfortunate event of fire, flood, storm damage, and most other types of emergency damage repair and restoration, including emergency fire damage repair and storm damage restoration. To learn more about how SERVPRO of SW Monroe County can keep your home or business clean and safe, call them at (585) 247-9090, visit their website, or like their Facebook page!

How to Detect Mold in Your Home

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of SW Monroe County we have several certified and trained technicians (specifically in mold) that can come to your home and treat whether small or large, we have you covered. Below you will find a few tips on how to detect mold in its early stages before it grows and expands further in your home.

  • A musty odor
  • Physical Symptoms such as, runny nose, irritated skin, red eyes, sneezing and coughing

(This can be differentiated from a typical cold if the person loses the symptoms when they are not in the home)

TIP: If the affected area of mold is small, and can be treated with bleach without harm, it is suggested to clean with bleach and water. Please let it dry completely.

If the problem persists, and the bleach does not do the trick, don’t panic. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County is here to help!

Please give us a call for more information at (585)-247-9090

Rainy Season is Here!

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of SW Monroe County is highly trained and equipped to respond quicker to any size storm or flood damage, with the ability to return the affected area it to pre-storm condition. All SERVPRO franchises are independently owned and operated. Although Rochester, NY is not likely to experience severe flooding, don’t under estimate the power of rain and its ability to find its way into your basement! With access to personnel from other franchises all over the country who are happy to help in a storm situation whether it is a residential home or a large commercial property, we are ready to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Have Damage from a Storm or Flood? – We are here to help!

Call SERVPRO of SW Monroe County (585)-247-9090.

How to Avoid Pipe Ruptures!

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers a wide range of services, from fire and water damages to commercial cleaning services, with the greatest quantity of cases revolving around water damage. Plenty of their water damage cases this year were weather related, but the overwhelming majority were the result of plumbing and pipe related breaks.

Rochester is notorious for cold winters, which is the optimal environment for a pipe to burst and cause water damage. SERVPRO of SW Monroe County has a few tips to avoid this dilemma. Starting as early as the spring or summer, the pipes of your home should be checked to make sure there are no existing leaks or cracks. Any issues with the pipes are easier to resolve in the warmer months before the water has a chance to freeze and crack the pipes further.  When the winter time inevitably comes and you suspect that your pipes are frozen, there are a few more options to prevent them from bursting and causing water damage. First, it is important to make sure that the temperature surrounding the pipes does not reach 32 degrees, the freezing point of water. If possible, try to utilize pre-existing home circulation systems to keep pipes heated. Also, there are products like heat tape that can be wrapped around pipes to keep them insulated. Finally, disconnect any garden hoses connected to outside faucets and install faucet insulators to avoid pipe ruptures and water damage.

As always in upstate New York, winter is coming and it is never too early to prepare. In the event of any pipe rupture or general water damage, call SERVPRO of SW Monroe County to receive professional care. For questions, call (585) 247-9090, visit their website, add them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

Fresh Clean Carpets for Fresh Spring Air!

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

As the warmer weather breaks through, it is important to kick the winter time colds out and get a fresh new start. Get a few tips/ideas of areas to clean that hold a lot of bacteria that don’t always come to mind first.

  • Get a compressed air blower to clean out your keyboard
  • Use anti-bacterial cleaner to wipe down chairs, keyboard, mouse, phones, etc.
  • Microfiber towels will pick up more than a regular towel

When it comes to heavy traffic areas, like carpets, rugs and floors, the team at SERVPRO of SW Monroe County can perform commercial carpet cleaning to have your floors ready for summer time weather. Technicians are capable of cleaning businesses and commercial buildings of any size, even after hours so that normal business production is not interrupted.

Call us at (585)-247-9090